Our Founder: Bharatendu Harishchandra

A rarity with vision and a phenomenon with ideal, Bharatendu Harishchandra, the highly distinguished founder and the moving force of this institution, has immortalized himself on account of his yeoman services towards literature, society, culture, language and Nation.

His contribution to evolution and popularization of what preceded present-day Hindi and his enrichment of different branches of Hindi literature are considered so substantialthat Bharatendu Harishchandra is rightly called the Father of Modern Hindi.

Born on Sept. 9, 1850, Bharatendubabu lived a very short life of about 34 years and left for heavenly abode on Jan. 6, 1885.His exceptional literary contribution was inspiring, entertaining, ecstatic, and character-molding and was soaked with national and patriotic feeling. It was as useful to the contemporary Indians as it still is to the present Indian Society.

Bharatendu Harishchandra's realization of the importance of education was so acute that he started a school in 1866 in his house for the poor. This school which Bharatendu has started with five student on its rolls is today's Harish Chandra Postgraduate College having a strength of about 6000 students.